Sunday, January 20, 2013
31Ways2GetItStarted™!: January 20, 2013
Day 20: Do It For The Right Reasons
(As I'm writing this, The Kitten is curled up in a lovely, orange, sleeping, purring ball in one of my desk drawers...and I am so jealous! I'm trying to recite all the advantages of being human, but besides having a sense of humor and thumbs...hmm, still kind of feeling that our feline overlords won that round. But, I digest.)
It's Day 20 of 31Ways2GetItStarted™!, a Sunday, and I'm a little exhausted. Which is of course a good reason to remind you, and myself, that whatever change you're contemplating, or hopefully, are already engaged in...do it for the right reasons. Do it for you. Change, big or small, is--let's be honest--f**king draining. I mean, yes it's amazing, and opens up new opportunities and vistas of possibilities and unicorns and rainbow and glitter oh my but still. It's hard work. It's demanding. So if you're not doing it for your own reasons, but to make someone else, or society, or your mom, or Yahweh happy...forget it. You won't stick with it. You'll have a bad day or three and give up.
On the other hand, even if you have the best reasons in the world, it's still going to be hard. Just accept that. It's good for you. I know, I know: I sound like Michael Landon on Little House on the Prairie but it's true. It's (somewhat) easier to slave at something when it's important to you...and almost impossible to do when you don't really care.
It's Sunday afternoon and I hope you're taking this day off to re-charge, have a couple of drinks, flirt, frolic, watch the inauguration, have some more drinks...all of the above. But it also wouldn't hurt to remember why you're involved in your own personal change...what got you started, why it's important and, hopefully, applaud yourself for having come this far. That wasn't easy. As you well know.
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